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is if they try to use this as an excuse to try to repeal obama care. >> the irs has a role to play in the implementation of obama care. >> remember, the irs is the enforcement arm for the president -- >> there's a republican playbook here -- >> which is another reason why if we had the opportunity to do it, we ought to pull it out, root and branch. >> guess who the republicans are! >> really, tea party? really? you're surprised that you're targeted by the irs? you named yourself after a group of people who proudly and historically violated tax laws. >> we're not going to let that distract us and the president from actually doing the people's work and fighting the middle class. >> too often, our politics aren't focused on the same things you are. >> we actually have a political party and a force in this country that thinks it's the right, morally correct thing to do to have a vote and to take insurance away from a fellow american. >> the president's got business -- >> i'm confident together, we will continue to never-ending task of perfecting our union. >> good to have you with us t
. the irs controversy, possible overreach by the justice department in its investigation of the associated press. and the benghazi investigation. all of those scandals still rocking the white house to a certainly extent. front and center on the sunday talk shows. dan pfeiffer made the rounds this morning, he ran the gauntlet. hit all five sunday shows. stood by white house claims that they knew nothing about the irs investigation until this week. >> the secretary of the treasury was made aware just that the investigation was beginning last year but no one in the white house was aware and reporting what we actually knew. an investigation was coming to conclusion, not the results. we didn't see the report until it was released last wednesday. >> meanwhile, republican jason chaffetz continued to ramp up charges about the benghazi attacks, recovered by the white house. invoking the boston bombings. this days after the white house released 100 pages of e-mails over the benghazi attacks and its attempt to do oishz. >> this administration says they want to be open and transparent but they haven't
on the irs mess. i heard him say everything i believe. it's this. if you have a problem in a company or on a team or in a government agency, you deal with it. you get rid of the bad apples. it's the one sure way, only sure way to convince people what they're seeing as bad has been removed. now, if you want the company or team or government agency government, itself, to look back, hoot and holler. don't fix the problem, don't get rid of the bad apples. let them sit there and smell up the whole barrel. let them stink up all the apples. the republicans have a lot to holler about here. they have their fat target. what i'm impressed by is the lawmakers who sees the problem, wants to actually fix it because he, like me, believes in what government can do positively. i have two members of the house ways & means committee joining me tonight. and u.s. congressman dave reichart is a republican from washington. i want to start with congressman reichart. sir, put this in perspective. we're going to look at the tape from the media. let's look at the tape first and react to what we saw. here's som
monday. "weekends with alex witt" starts now. >>> the outgoing irs commissioner in the hot seat before congress. this morning new reaction. two commuter trains going opposite directions just outside of new york collide at rush hour. >>> in office politics, i talk to richard engel about what was going through his mind when he was kidnapped in syria. >>> powerball mania reaching a fever pitch. the big clamor for the $600 million prize. have you got your tickets yet? good morning, everyone. welcome to weekends with alex witt. let's get to what's happening. >>> first in front page politics, a new fallout just a day after the irs commissioner faced fierce questioning from a house panel. steve miller was force the to resign his post as acting director this week. on friday he faced republicans and democrats who demanded answers about why the irs targeted tea party groups seeking tax exempt status. >> as acting commissioner, i want to apologize on behalf of the internal revenue service for the mistakes that we made and the poor service we provided. i think that what happened here was that fool
on the irs mess. i heard him say everything i believe, it's this -- if you have a problem in a company or on a team or a government agency, you deal with it. it's the only sure way to convince people that what they're seeing as bad has been removed. if you want the company or team or government agency or government itself to look bad, just hoot and holler and say how bad things are, but don't fix the problem, just let them sit there and smell up the whole barrel. let themstring up all the apples. charlie rangel did a lot here. what i'm impressed by is the lawmaker who wants to fix the problem because he believes in what government can be positively. i've got two members of the house ways and means committee joining me tonight. i want to start with congressman rikert. let's look at the tape and react to what we saw. let's listen. >> the reality is this is not a personnel problem. this is a problem with the irs being too large, too powerful, too intrusive, and too abusive of honest, hard-working taxpayers. >> is this still america. is this government so drunk on power that it would turn
of the irs grilled about the tax agency using single key words to skrine out people for scrutiny. he did tell two higher-ups last june that he was going to be doing this investigation into how the conservative groups were treated. he told the deputy treasury secretary and the general counsel at treasury that he was starting this inquiry as to whether conservatives were being unfairly singled out. he told them he was starting this inquiry but obviously not what the inquiry had found since he hadn't found anything yet since he was just getting started. republicans have seized on this news because of the timing. saying it's important there were administration officials outside just the irs itself who knew before the election that there was at least a potential problem with the irs targeting conservative groups. shouldn't that have been disclosed publicly? could that have become a salient issue in the election had the administration disclosed that investigation was under way before everybody voted? is that's what happened today in today's hearing on the irs scandal. don't worry, in case you misse
week long we've been hearing about how the tea party has ju been screwed by the irs and we just cant believe that the tea party has been targeted. i wish the republicans would care about sick americans as much as they do about the damn tea party and what they're doing with their money where they don't identify where the donors are coming from. you see, we're better than this as a country and barack obama, the president of the united states is making a very big mistake by not talking about this and telling dan's story himself day in and day out. democrats you cannot run from this. this is good for america. it is a great step forward to fete us to universal health care some day and have the same kind of plan those in congress who are voting against it, other americans can have as well. the politics are ugly and cruel but it's the moral component -- i think when you look at michele bachmann how she has done this, it's so unlike minnesota, it's so unlike the middle of the country, it's so unlike turning to your next door neighbor and saying i'm going to vote to deny you to opportunity to
, the justice department subpoenas and the irs tea party targeting. i'm talking about anglin owe jolie and her left and right breasts. she and they were everywhere after we woke up to a tuesday morning new york times editorial from jolie about her difficult decision to undergo a prophylactic double mastectomy to reduce her likelihood of developing breast cancer. she knew the odds she was facing after a test revealed she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer and a 50% risk of getting the ovarian cancer that killed her mother at age 56. jolie's tests came back positive for a mutation on a gene known as brca 1. mutations on these genes like the one found in jolie's tests exponentially increase breast cancer risk. a woman who has inherited the flaw in the genes is about five times more likely to develop breast cancer than a woman without the mutation. it is i terrifying possibility to consider both for woman who have tested positive and for women who haven't taken the test but fear what may be lurking in their dna. jolie said she was motivated to share her story by a desire to help women fac
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